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Second person charged in prolific graffiti case

April 30, 2014
Associated Press

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A second person has been charged with causing extensive graffiti damage in Columbia Heights, including defacement of the city's new $3 million walking bridge.

Police say the two males tagged about a dozen businesses and vehicles with spray paint one night in January of 2013.

The Star Tribune ( ) says a top police investigator was assigned to the case and used subpoenas, computer forensics and leg work to zero in on the two. Twenty-four-year-old Dustin James Jack, of South St. Paul, was recently charged with a felony. Investigators say more than 11,000 images of graffiti tagged across the Twin Cities were found on his iPhone.

A 17-year-old Fridley boy was charged earlier and has pleaded guilty in juvenile court.


Information from: Star Tribune,



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